April 2013 News Posts (14)

Deck Log Entry # 157 "But I Always Thought . . . ": Superman on Television (Part Two)

In the first four days that Part One of this article was on the board, it picked up over six hundred hits.  Wow.

 

Now, I know it wasn’t because I'm such a scintillating writer.  I’m not the kind of fellow who can write a page-turner.  I’m lucky when I get the subject and verb to agree.

 

That many hits in that brief a time is a testament to the…

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Added by Commander Benson on April 30, 2013 at 12:00am — 51 Comments

And So the Future is Written - DC One Million Week 5

Being the latest instalment of our reasonably …

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Added by Figserello on April 29, 2013 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

An Edgar Allan Poe collection leads a trio of excellent Archaia releases

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

A new Edgar Allan Poe book is giving me the warm fuzzies. Oddly, the reason why involves Sherlock Holmes.

 

Millions of years ago – well, it was the mid-1980s – the young Captain rode his dinosaur into a bookstore and expended what was then an uncomfortable amount of…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 27, 2013 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Comics for 1 May 2013

47 RONIN #4 (OF 5)

68 JUNGLE JIM #2 (OF 4) CVR A ZORNOW & FOTOS (MR)

68 JUNGLE JIM #2 (OF 4) CVR B DYKE & FOTOS (MR)

ABE SAPIEN DARK & TERRIBLE #2

ACTION COMICS #20

ACTION COMICS #20 COMBO PACK

ACTION COMICS #20 VAR ED

ACTIVITY #12

AGE OF ULTRON #7 (OF 10)

AGE OF ULTRON #7 (OF 10) ROCK HE KIM ULTRON VAR

AGE OF ULTRON #7 (OF 10) YU VAR

ALL NEW X-MEN #11 NOW

AME COMI GIRLS #3

ANIMAL MAN #20

AQUAMAN…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on April 27, 2013 at 4:13pm — 4 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 156 "But I Always Thought . . . ": Superman on Television (Part One)

If a rumour is pithy enough, especially if it involves a famous person and provides a cutting irony or a satisfying comeuppance, then the public will clutch it to its collective bosom, regardless of the facts.  H. L. Mencken proved this some ninety years ago, with his Bathtub Hoax.  I learnt it myself for the first time in 1962, one day at a friend’s house.

 

We…

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Added by Commander Benson on April 24, 2013 at 2:30am — 41 Comments

Comics for 24 April 2013

A DISTANT SOIL #39

A PLUS X #7 NOW

ALAN ROBERT KILLOGY #4 (OF 4)

ALL STAR WESTERN #19

AMALAS BLADE #1 (OF 4)

ANGEL & FAITH #21

ANSWER #4 (OF 4)

ARROW #6

AVENGERS #10 NOW

AVENGERS ARENA #8 NOW2

BART SIMPSON COMICS #82

BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS TP V2

BATMAN INCORPORATED #10

BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #19

BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #6 (OF 6) (MR)

BIONIC WOMAN #9

BLUE BEETLE TP VOL 02 BLUE DIAMOND…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on April 21, 2013 at 3:11pm — 9 Comments

New 'Hawkeye' series is a bull's-eye

Andrew A. Smith

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No character benefited more from the success of the Avengers movie than Hawkeye, a B-list character that is currently enjoying A-list attention.

 

I don’t mean to be snarky, but let’s face it: A guy who shoots arrows isn’t very impressive on a team that features the Norse god of thunder. And his comic-book history is almost entirely…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 20, 2013 at 8:19pm — 1 Comment

Tank Girl: Comics on acid

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

With more than 50 graphic novels and collections in my “to review” pile, it’s safe to say there’s a lot of variety. Let’s take a look at a few:

 

* Black Paths ($24.95, SelfMadeHero) is by “David B.” (Pierre-Francois Beauchard), made famous by his riveting…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 16, 2013 at 8:21pm — 10 Comments

Comics for 17 April 2013

ADVENTURE TIME #15

AGE OF APOCALYPSE TP V2 WEAPON OMEGA

AGE OF ULTRON #6 (OF 10)

ALIENS HC INHUMAN CONDITION

ANGEL & FAITH TP VOL 03 FAMILY REUNION

ASTONISHING X-MEN #61 NOTO VAR XT

ATOMIC ROBO REAL SCIENCE ADV #7

ATOMIC ROBO REAL SCIENCE ADV #8

AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 01 AVENGERS WORLD

AVENGERS VS X-MEN TP X-MEN LEGACY

BART SIMPSON BIG SHOT TP

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #15

BATWOMAN #19

BETTY & VERONICA…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on April 14, 2013 at 2:19pm — 9 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 36 "But I Always Thought . . . "---the Man of Steel

Stan Lee, as the sole editor and principal writer for Marvel, was able to maintain a tight continuity for all of his characters, even when they appeared in other titles.  This was an advantage over Silver-Age DC, which grouped its titles under various editors.  If a DC hero crossed over into another editor’s title, rarely did that character bring his continuity baggage with…

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Added by Commander Benson on April 9, 2013 at 2:44pm — 33 Comments

TV's 'Walking Dead' diverges sharply from the comics

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

You know your annoying friend who’s always telling you what’s going to happen next on The Walking Dead because he or she has read the comics? Well, that’s not going to be a problem any more.

 

With the Season Three finale that aired March 31, the Walking Dead TV show has now veered so far away from the Walking Dead comic book that they are the same story…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 6, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 155 The Silver-Age Challenge---Marvel Edition II . . . Answers!

Man oh man!  I don’t know if it’s because my questions were a bit too easy or because Jeff of Earth-J is a dyed-in-the-wool Silver-Age Marvel expert (I suspect it’s an admix of both), but he nailed most of the correct answers right out of the gate.  And of the two he missed, Philip Portelli picked up half the slack by correctly identifying the right name in question number…

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Added by Commander Benson on April 6, 2013 at 9:44am — 13 Comments

Comics for 10 April 2013

100 BULLETS HC BOOK 04 (MR)

AARDMAN BATMAN & ROBIN CLASSIC AF 2 PACK

ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE #4 (OF 6)

AGE OF ULTRON #5 (OF 10)

ALIENS VS PARKER #2 (OF 4) (MR)

ALPHA BIG TIME #3 (OF 5)

ANDREW LOOMIS FUN WITH A PENCIL HC

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (VU) #9

AVENGERS #9 NOW

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #14AU NOW2

AVENGERS VS X-MEN TP VS

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #19

BATGIRL #19

BATMAN #19

BATMAN AND RED ROBIN #19 …

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on April 5, 2013 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Valiant's first three titles launch them onto A-list

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

I hope I’m not jinxing it, but I’m going to call the new Valiant Comics a success story.

 

The original Valiant Entertainment exploded on the scene in 1989 and quickly became the third largest comics publisher in America. But the company was sold to Acclaim in 1994, and management indifference and industry changes contributed to Valiant throwing in the towel by…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 2, 2013 at 12:11am — 1 Comment

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